“Make a Wish” ©2013 Niki Gulley
20” x 16” textured oil painting
Reaching to the heavens above, this wishbone shaped aspen tree stretches tall, inviting you to stare in wonderment like a kid again, wishing on a dream. Painted with palette knife and extremely thick oil paint, this painting is loaded with texture, color, energy and movement!
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“Aqua Dreams” ©2013 Niki Gulley
36” x 60” textured oil on canvas
When we arrived at this tranquil spot, the early morning light was very cool in color, but as the sun began to rise from the horizon, it shone this beautiful warm light that shimmered on the water’s surface and cast its hope of what was to come from the brand new day. I remember the peacefulness I felt in that moment, and a sense that anything was possible. In Aqua Dreams, by showing the contrast in the cool aqua/blues in the foreground waters against the warm golden glow on the distant pond’s edge, I wanted to share that feeling of hope and promise communicated by nature.
If you would like to see my textured oil paintings in person, please stop by my booth at the Wells Street Art Fair in downtown Chicago this weekend.
Wells Street Art Fair
June 8th & 9th • 10am – 8pm
Booth #308 on N. Wells St.,
between Goethe and Division
For more information on my textured palette knife birch and aspen tree oil paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
“Kaleidoscope of Dreams” ©2012 by Niki Gulley
textured oil painting
Four 36″ x 36″ canvases to form a 72″ x 72″ quadriptych
In this painting, I wanted you to feel like a little kid again – laying on the ground and staring up into the treetops without a care in the world. I hope you experience the joy of being surrounded by nature and the beauty in this autumn kaleidoscope of colors.
Transitional Tones – Fall Birches oil painting
by Niki Gulley • 12″ x 12″
I painted these birch trees with extremely thick oil paint and palette knife. With the painting continuing around the edges of the canvas, they almost look 3-dimensional and are filled with color, texture and energy adding to their joyful feel. My birch and aspen paintings can be hung as is or they look great in a series, too. To see more of my “chunky” oil paintings, check out nikigulley.com/?page_id=229.
“Emergence” by Niki Gulley
oil on canvas • 48″ x 60″
I painted these birch trees with extremely thick oil paint and palette knife, resulting in a painting that is filled with texture and explodes with color!